Global 3D printing firm Xaar moves to Nottingham
An industrial inkjet technology company has announced it will move into Nottingham – where it will open a 3D printing centre.
Xaar, which is headquartered in Cambridge, will offer 3D printing services and equipment to manufacturers, material suppliers and end users.
Professor Neil Hopkinson, who invented high-speed sintering (HSS) technology – which is up to 100 times faster than previous industrial 3D printing processes – will lead the new 3D team in Nottingham, which is due to open in January.
Xaar designs and manufactures printheads and its technology is used internationally in graphics, labels, packaging decoration, ceramic tiles and laminates.
Xaar states that the expansion of this new part of the business is a key part of its 2020 strategic vision to hit £220m in sales within four years.
Professor Hopkinson said: “I am delighted to confirm our investment in the Xaar 3D Centre in Nottingham and our 3D team, including the new group in Copenhagen”.
“As we build our business in 3D, it is vital that we have the in-house expertise to support our partners. The addition of the team in Denmark further extends our capability.”
No details are available yet about the location of the Nottingham operation or how many staff it will employ.